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fenny
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9:47 am Oct 16, 2007

Went through the whole shop. This can be fun too.
Good to know about their service as well.
Enjoy? Yes, I will Very Happy
sverzino
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9:32 am Oct 17, 2007

I've used waste canvas to stitch designs on tshirts & sweatshirts for each of my kids. I save the item when they outgrow it with the plan to piece them together into a quilt/blanket along with specail tshirts. I just finished my daughter's name on a tshirt and she was so excited since I let her pick the colors of the letters and the flowers inside the letters. Last year my oldest son picked out a group of deer for a sweatshirt and wanted snowflakes (not included on the pattern) which I added. It helps them be creative and hopefully appreciate the time I spend on it so maybe the quilt/blanket will mean more and be a special connection to home. It's also made for some cute kid pics with the kids in their Easter, Halloween, Christmas shirts! Stitching
fenny
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10:38 am Oct 17, 2007

Never knew till a few days ago what waste canvas was.We would sew a piece of evenweave on the tshirts and then a small pattern, but that's years ago.If I understand it right,than you make bigger pictures than we used to.But it's good to keep them interested my 4 boys would often ask if they could do it too. With coloured floss and a piece of fabric they would spent hours at the table.Allthough mostly during wintertime when they couldn't go out to play.But they always say that they appreciated it Then and now!
I'm sure the quilt will be very special ,for them as well for you Exclamation
Alanna
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10:44 am Oct 17, 2007

That sounds so lovely, Sharon. It's so nice to know your kids appreciate the work you put in. I was always too embarrassed as a child to wear the multi-coloured fluffy beanies my mother knitted my brother and I. If I only had that beanie now...
Julie T
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3:16 am Oct 18, 2007

The shirt quilt idea is a great one. And waste canvas is wonderful stuff. It comes in several sizes, from very tiny for more detailed stitching, to much larger count for bigger designs. The only thing to be careful of is that your stitching is not too tight, or that the patterns you select don't have too many stitches all really bunched up, without some spaces. I have put things on sweatshirts that were (possibly) a bit too detailed, and then had some difficulty pulling out the threads. Probably not a common issue, but it's something to watch out for.
I totally agree that this a wonderful way to involve children in the creative process. For birthdays one year I had all of my nieces (I have five) draw a picture that I then graphed and put on shirts for them. I have done several for my mom as well, hers was one of those that I was a bit overly ambitious about, but I just kept getting it wet and pulled the stubborn stitches with tweezers. (She still wears it. It was a jack-o-lantern, and the fullness of the pumpkin face was obviously the problem.)
Alanna
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6:12 am Oct 18, 2007

Gosh, you people are all so creative! I can see I've got a lot of catching up to do! The only crafty thing I do is cross stitch and I'm a completely failed artist- I went to an art high school and was completely outclassed by 14-year old Van Goghs and Rodins. I made my mark in performing arts- theatre and dance, and left the visual stuff for the true artists. I am a creative person though and do a lot of creative writing and poetry... but there's nothing quite as relaxing as stitching! I make clothes too, but I've always considered that more practical than creative... hmmm.
rifestitch
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7:42 am Oct 18, 2007

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Originally posted by Alanna
Gosh, you people are all so creative! I can see I've got a lot of catching up to do! The only crafty thing I do is cross stitch and I'm a completely failed artist- I went to an art high school and was completely outclassed by 14-year old Van Goghs and Rodins. I made my mark in performing arts- theatre and dance, and left the visual stuff for the true artists. I am a creative person though and do a lot of creative writing and poetry... but there's nothing quite as relaxing as stitching! I make clothes too, but I've always considered that more practical than creative... hmmm.


Hey, like I said in the other thread, I was the only art major at my high school that couldn't draw. You weren't outclassed, you just hadn't found your medium yet Smile
fenny
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8:12 am Oct 18, 2007

He, you two, your not the only ones who can't draw. Neither can I. Yet my sons draw and paint.But they definitely didn't get that from me!
And as your sewing your own clothes Alanna, I can't do that either. The writing you and rifestitch do is great. I write things in my head but it's a different story to get it on paper or on the computer. Being all different is the fun part of life. Wink
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